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Payton Hanselman, Neenah

FVA Spotlight: Payton Hanselman, Neenah Swimming and Diving and Track and Field

Name: Payton Hanselman

School: Neenah

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Swimming and Diving, Track and Field

Other school clubs/activities: Launch, Sources of Strength, Full Stop, Health Careers Academy

Parents’ names: Bill and Angie Hanselman

Siblings’ names: Chase

Favorite aspect of your school: Opportunities that the school offers

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Volunteered with youth girls softball, lots of service with swimming, I also volunteer through the Neuroscience Group

What is your favorite class? Biology

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Rundquist

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Best advice was from my dad who coached me when I was young, "live everyday to the fullest, and never look back with regret."  

Favorite youth coach: Mr. Braunel, youth basketball

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Swimming - Appleton North; Track - Kimberly

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Sydney Squier, Appleton North

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Winning swimming sectionals, and state experience in both sports

Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite professional athlete: Jordy Nelson

College or post-high school plans: Study Exercise Science, and run track, school yet to be determined

What is your desired major/career field? Exercise Science

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I am left handed

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” To go to all 50 states

What is your dream job? College Coach

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Riverdale

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Spending time with family and friends

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Sewing